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Bulko was brought to CURE by her grandparents, because they had some knowledge of Addis Ababa from past years of residing here. Bulko's grandfather Awegechew left his previous home here to a gentleman named Tessema, and Tessema heard of CURE from a… Read more
Bulko was brought to CURE by her grandparents, because they had some knowledge of Addis Ababa from past years of residing here. Bulko's grandfather Awegechew left his previous home here to a gentleman named Tessema, and Tessema heard of CURE from a neighbor who had their child healed here. So he advised Awegechew to bring Bulko to us! Because Awegechew has poor vision, Tessema came along with them to the hospital.
Because of her deformity and inability to walk, Bulko has not been able to begin her education back in her village. Her family took her to a traditional healer, who wrapped her leg in bamboo and used spices, and waited for some time, but it did not help. Coming from a small family of farmers, her father has to work as a day laborer to compensate for the lack of income farming brings them. "'It would've been better for her to have not been born if she was going to be disabled,' cry her parents," Awegechew tells us. We're glad that's not the way God planned her story, and we have a chance to write a new chapter for this sweet girl.
Look at our beautiful girl with her walker! She is walking well with it and doing great! She needs a revision surgery on her right femur and we will see her mid - March for an admission. Please keep her in your prayers!
Bulko is doing good! She got a walker today to help her walk better because it has gotten hard to walk without any support. We will see her in three months for another checkup, please keep her in your prayers!
We are so excited our girl started walking! She is walking without crutches, which is a good thing and she just needs to practice more so that she can walk long distances too. We will see her in three months for another follow-up!
Bulko is on track and progressing. She has not been cleared to start walking just yet, because the doctors fear she could break another bone since she's not completely healed yet. Bulko does not have strong bones. Following the procedures that she's already had on her right femur and left tibia, her left femur and right tibia will be operated on next! She already has one extension rod of the two, but her next two will also be extension rods so that they may grow with her bones! Bulko is excited about having less procedures in her future because of these cool rods! We look forward to seeing her soon for admission!
Bulko went home today and she will continue her recovery from there! We will see her in a couple of weeks for a follow-up. Please keep her in your prayers for a speedy recovery!
Bulko came in for a follow-up and she is doing great! The doctors say her right femur is all healed and now it is time for surgery on the left one. We will see her on February 21 for an admission. Please continue praying for her!
"In our village, people commonly say this disability came onto the family because we are cursed or because of sin committed," says Bulko's grandfather, Awegechew. It wasn't until they heard of CURE Ethiopia and were seen at a remote clinic that they learned otherwise. We're glad to have Bulko here, and please join us in witnessing her healing and praying for a great first operation in the days to come!
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